Being human means having flaws, but some take it to the next level. Amongst those are some of the most cherished people in the history of mankind. On the surface they seem perfect but in reality they were really terrible people.
Mahatma Gandhi, the nonviolent Indian activist, didn't just have the British Empire as a problem. Gandhi biographer Jad Adams stated that he was in fact a sex addict. When he was fifteen, he left his father's deathbed, just to have sex with his sixteen years old wife. And because of this, he forsake "lustful love" forever. Well, sort of.
He took an official pledge of chastity at age 38, but often executed it in strange, sneakish ways. He favored sleeping with women, bare naked. That doesn't sound very chaste, and you might be right. But it was totally fine, because presumably nothing happened. Yeah right, a middle aged man, just sleeping naked with young girls, sometimes more than one at the same time. Nothing unusual about that.
On the other hand, this conduct wasn't tolerated for anyone else - according to him, all Indians should be rigorously chaste, even not getting married. If they must, then they should never have intercourse with each other. Meanwhile, on his compound, his married followers were separated, were told to never have sex, and should take a cold wear bath if ever they get aroused. That is the real Gandhi - great for the independence of India, not so good for the girls keeping him company.
Who would dare to criticize Mother Teresa, or Saint Teresa since September 4, 2016. Has anyone done more for the poor and sick in history? Well, perhaps she wasn't so fantastic after all. According to the Times of India, her real purpose was kind of egotistic, with not so much attention on helping people and more on accumulating more followers for her religion.
Mother Teresa's mission posts, in spite of having received tons of donations available, seldom - if ever- helped the poor, sick people getting better. According to a paper published in 2013 from Studies in Religion, most of these locations were filthy, short of staff, ample food, and lacking medicine. Regardless, Teresa thought the suffering was magnificent, felt it was making the world a better, holier place. She said to Christopher Hitchens, a famous anti-religious writer:
"There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ's Passion. The world gains much from their suffering."
But this doesn't involve Teresa herself, who, as stated by Hitchens, got treated at the best American hospitals repeatedly when sick. It seems the world wouldn't gain anything if she would have to suffer.
Her true motives were to use her humane energy to convert people to Roman Catholicism. She used the words "Christ's Passion", because she genuinely was convinced that the poor, the sick, and the suffering were like Jesus on the cross. It would bring them closer to Him if they suffered like He did. It appears she forgot the parts in the bible where Jesus, believe it or not, healed sick people.
We know all what Winston Churchill has done in World War II. But, as a white supremacist, he had more similarities with his enemies than history wants you to believe.
In Richard Toye's book he describes young Churchill participated in what he called "jolly little wars against barbarous peoples" in Africa, and considered they were hostile against the British, not because the Brits invaded their country, but because they had a "strong aboriginal propensity to kill." During his time in parliament, Churchill supported more war against minorities, stated "the Aryan stock is bound to triumph." About the Kurds, trying to achieve independence from Britain, he said "I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes … [it] would spread a lively terror."
Churchill called for Gandhi's assassination, who was trying to free India from British reign, not long after he got famous in the 1920s. It wasn't only Gandhi he was after, saying publicly, "I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion." He didn't back down when he was older, in 1943, between stimulation speeches about never surrendering, he declined to help India, which was suffering from famine, killing around 3 million people in the end. Churchill held the Indians responsible, stating it was all their fault for "breeding like rabbits".
Thanks to Steve Jobs, Apple is what it is today. And here ends the story, because he was a real jerk.
Alex Gibney, the man who made the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, said Jobs was a real sleazebag. He didn't acknowledge his daughter, who didn't see him for years. Chinese companies which he contracted, had to produce iPads, iPhones and more products in such a excessive pace, a number of workers resorted in taking their own lives.
There was also a matter with Apple stocks, he presumably backdated them in order to liquidate. When asked about it by the authorities, he denied it at first, then said he had to ask Apple's board of directors for extra "thank you" stock. In the end he blamed his Chief Financial Officer. Something bad happened? Steve Jobs would find someone else to hold responsible.
Mickey Mouse was his creation, thus why is Walt Disney on this list? It seems he was a pretty lousy person, just like the evil characters in his cartoons.
According to Neal Gabler, Walt Disney's biographer, he was a racist. The movie "Song of the South", is a very insulting movie, and locked up in the vault. In meetings he spoke about the Seven Dwarfs as a "n***** pile", not only unethical, but also doesn't add up. Terms like "pickaninny", an old fashioned and offensive word for black children, was used too by him.
Women were a matter to him too, one of Disney's associates Ward Kimball stated, "He didn't trust women or cats". (Cats?) A woman named Mary Ford, who wanted to work as an animator, was rejected right away. In a letter to her he wrote: "Women do not do any of the creative work … as that work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason, girls are not considered for the training school."